Jinaputra: 5 definitions


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Mahayana (major branch of Buddhism)

[«previous next»] — Jinaputra in Mahayana glossary
Source: academia.edu: A Study and Translation of the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā

Jinaputra (जिनपुत्र) refers to the “Son of the Victorious One”, according to the Gaganagañjaparipṛcchā: the eighth chapter of the Mahāsaṃnipāta (a collection of Mahāyāna Buddhist Sūtras).—Accordingly, “Then on that occasion the Lord uttered these verses: [...] (89) Son of the Victorious One (jinaputra), the recollection of the Buddha is without the nature of form or essential character. Where there is no moving of thought or mind, there is the recollection of the Buddha. (90) The dharma which is free from desire, essentially transcendent, always peaceful and calm, the absence of distinguishing marks, and is free from any objective support is the recollection of the dharma. [...]”.

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Mahayana (महायान, mahāyāna) is a major branch of Buddhism focusing on the path of a Bodhisattva (spiritual aspirants/ enlightened beings). Extant literature is vast and primarely composed in the Sanskrit language. There are many sūtras of which some of the earliest are the various Prajñāpāramitā sūtras.

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[«previous next»] — Jinaputra in Sanskrit glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Edgerton Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Dictionary

Jinaputra (जिनपुत्र).—(spiritual) son of a Buddha, common epithet of Bodhisattvas: Mahāvyutpatti 629 et passim. Any synonym- [Page243-a+ 71] ous word or phrase is apt to be similarly used; see e.g. jinaurasa. Not listed in this work: sugatasya putrā(ḥ) Saddharmapuṇḍarīka 10.5; 12.4; jinendraputrān 12.9; buddhaputro 48.12; sugatātmajānāṃ 57.10; jinātmajānāṃ 116.10, etc.

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Jinaputra (जिनपुत्र) or Jinaurasa.—epithet of Bodhisattvas: Mahāvyutpatti 641 et passim.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Jinaputra (जिनपुत्र):—[=jina-putra] [from jina] m. Name of a Bodhi-sattva, [Buddhist literature; cf. Lexicographers, esp. such as amarasiṃha, halāyudha, hemacandra, etc.]

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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